At the meeting on 13th March the Melbourne Chapter celebrated its 59th birthday with a cake made by Marjorie Campkin-Smith.
Chieko Yazaki, the Immediate Past President had the honour of cutting the cake that was enjoyed by all the members. Our Co-patron Yoko Matsunaga, wife of the Consul General of Japan was present at the meeting.
L - R. President Trish Ward, Yoko Matsunaga, Chieko Yazaki.
The theme of the meeting was 'Favourite Ikebana Materials'. Members were encouraged to bring material, usually from their own garden, that they find useful in their ikebana.
Sally Wilkinson, gave a demonstration of a nageire arrangement using typical Autumn materials, Hydrangea and Miscanthus, from her garden.
After the demonstration the members spoke about the particular qualities of their materials as each arrangement was admired. Below are some of the arrangement created by members for the meeting.